The new Porsche Panamera was announced back in June and now Porsche has announced the launch of a new hybrid version of their luxury four door, the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid.
The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid comes with 340 kW which is about 462 horsepower and it has a 0 to 62 miles per hour time of just 4.6 seconds.
The car is powered by a 136 horsepower electric motor and also comes with a 2.9 litre V6 engine that has 330 horsepower.
The new Porsche plug-in hybrid always starts in purely electric mode and drives without generating any local emissions within a range of 50 kilometres and a maximum speed of 140 km/h. And yet this Panamera too is a sports car among the luxury saloons: The all-wheel Porsche achieves a top speed of 278 km/h and delivers a system torque of 700 Nm from stationary without hesitation. The four-door hybrid sports car breaks the 100 km/h barrier in just 4.6 seconds. The torque is transferred to all four wheels and the standard three-chamber air suspension ensures an optimum balance between comfort and dynamism at all times.
The superlative performance is no accident: The new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid features a hybrid strategy never before seen in this segment – a strategy based on the 918 Spyder. The 652 kW (887 hp) 918 Spyder is the fastest series-produced vehicle ever to circumnavigate the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Its record lap time of 6:57 minutes can in part be attributed to the additional power provided by two electric motors.
You can find out more information about the new Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid over at Porsche at the link below.